Point Reduction in New Mexico
If you have received a traffic ticket in New Mexico, then a New Mexico State Approved Traffic School is a great way to dismiss your traffic ticket and lose the points from your driving records. I Drive Safely is a good choice for New Mexico traffic school online.
The successful completion of a course from one of the approved traffic schools may prevent violations from damaging your driving record. While in many cases a course just might get a traffic ticket dismissed, attending traffic school can also enhance your driving knowledge and skill level, and it may increase your overall safety awareness so that you, your family, and other drivers can be safer on the roads.
Points will be dismissed from your New Mexico driving record for a recent traffic violation if you complete a court-approved driving improvement school/defensive driving course. You may generally only take advantage of this option once every 18 months.
For more information about your options for enrollment, the course curriculum, and your course completion documents, please visit our Defensive Driving in New Mexico page.
To receive credit on your driving record, the driving improvement school must be Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or court-approved. Before enrolling, double-check with the court that the school is sanctioned. You will not receive credit if you submit a course completion certificate from an unrecognized program. This cannot be emphasized enough.
However, if you are not eligible to dismiss your traffic ticket or reduce your driving record points with an approved defensive driving course, you may still be able to voluntarily take any type of defensive driving course to earn an auto insurance discount or simply improve your driving skills and knowledge.
Your defensive driving/traffic school program will likely cover topics including:
- Defensive driving tips and techniques.
- Sharing the road with other motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Handling emergency situations on the road.
- Avoiding accidents.
- Developing responsible and safe driving behaviors.
- New Mexico traffic laws.
- Alcohol/drug violations and consequences.
Aside from dismissing a ticket, reducing driving record points, or earning an insurance discount, you are likely to reduce your risk of violating traffic laws and causing car accidents with the knowledge you gain from a defensive driving course.Other Topics in This Section